Optimization Days 2019

HEC Montréal, May 13-15, 2019


HEC Montréal, 13 — 15 May 2019

Optimization Days is an annual conference organized alternately by the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) and the Groupe d'Études et de Recherche en Analyse des Décisions (GERAD). The aim of the meeting is to survey current research trends in optimization methods and their applications, and to provide an opportunity for interaction between various research groups from around the world. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Mathematical programming; heuristics; constraint programming; optimal control theory; numerical methods of optimization; statistical methods; applications to engineering, management science, healthcare systems, transportation, economics, urban and environmental problems, resource management, biology, telecommunications networks, robotics, expert systems, energy modeling, etc.

All those interested in optimization methods and their present or potential applications are invited to participate. We are especially interested in talks on new methods of optimization and their applications. The languages of the conference will be English and French.

In 2019, Optimization Days will be held at HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, near the Campus of the Université de Montréal. Here is a list of the invited speakers:

Plenary speakers

  • Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

                A Thirty Years War: what it takes to get healthcare organizations to use OR

  • Jean-François Cordeau, HEC Montréal, Canada

                Integrated Production and Transportation Planning

  • Manuel López-Ibáñez, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

               Automated Design of Metaheuristic Algorithms: Methods, Applications and Perspectives

  • Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University,  USA

               Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared (ACES) - Optimization, Prediction and Dynamic Network Modeling

               for Multimodal Urban Mobility

Tutorial speakers

  • Jean-Marc Frayret, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

               Introduction to Agent-Based Simulation

  • Alain Hertz, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

              Variations and Extensions of the Standard Vertex Coloring Problem

  • Simon Lacoste-Julien, Université de Montréal, Canada

              Modern Optimization for Structured Machine Learning

  • Mikael Rönnqvist, Université Laval, Canada

             Collaborative Logistics in Practice – Challenges and Opportunities 


Nadia Lahrichi, Nadia Lehoux and Jean-Yves Potvin